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Generic drugs: don’t ask, just tell

Posted January 07, 2013, 4:48 pm Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publications Greater use of generic drugs could save the healthcare system — and American consumers — billions of dollars that would be better spent elsewhere. What’s holding us back? Some consumers are reluctant to use generic medications, thinking they are inferior to “the real thing.” Doctors are also a big part of the problem. Up to half of physicians hold…

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